He's not the first person to do it, and he won't be the last, but a gentleman named Bruce Smith is attempting to walk all of the blocks in Manhattanall while chronicling the effort on a blog, of course. He started the endeavor in October 2013, calculating that there was a mere 508 miles to go before he reached his goal. Thus far, he's covered a good chunk of upper Manhattan as well as neighborhoods just south of Midtown. He also photographs fun sights along the way, from fenced-in chickens and roosters in Central Harlem to street art in the East Village. Keep going, Bruce! Join that Paul Auster club of obsessive city walkers. We're rooting for ya.
This just inan update from Smith himself:
So far the hardest part was getting started again after the terrible weather this winter. I'd only done two segments before the snow and cold hit, and then it's hard to find the motivation to go out and walk 10 miles when it's 5 degrees with the wind chill. Fortunately spring came and now I'm back at it! The next challenge is going to be making sure I hit every street as I descend into the chaos that is lower Manhattan.
· Walking Every Street in Manhattan [official]
· One Prof Walks All Of NYC's 120,000 Blocks, Then Writes Book [Curbed]